I've found quite a few tricks and techniques for handling FreeBSD's ports system when things go south. I'd like to add them to the handbook, adding, lets say "4.5.6 - When Ports Attack".
OK, really it'd be more along the lines of "4.5.6 - Installing Ports When Things Go Wrong" It would give hints that I've aquired over time from the mailing list, or my own use: 1) config-recursive (my most recent gem aquired from you nice people!) 2) Keeping flag-sets in your make.conf (basically several sets of CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS, so if something fails, you can quickly try something else) 3) How to remove a broken dependancy (read: how to figure the next port up, the list, and then configure that port to remove the dependancy) 4) Rolling back your ports tree to an earlier date or dates, but globally or one port at a time 5) determining which step will fix your problem. Now, as far as I know this would requre: 1) Downloading the doc group of the ports tree to it's own special directory, keeping the CVS flags in tact - I should be able to do this 2) Editing the file of interest - trivial beyond belief 3) ??Generating the file?? 4) ??Submitting the diffs?? _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"